Domestic abuse

If you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, or are worried about someone then call the Live Fear Free Helpline (external website) for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 80 10 800.

Domestic abuse can include:

  • Physical violence
  • Verbal threats and put downs
  • Psychological and emotional abuse, such as isolation from loved ones or humiliation
  • Sexual violence, such as rape
  • Financial control, such as withholding money

How to get help

There are a number of organisations that can help if you or someone you know suffer from domestic abuse. Some of the websites below give the option to disguise the look of pages as well as change to a different website quickly to help you view the site safely.

You can find details of the organisations we work with in the Supporting People Directory.

Supporting People: Directory of Support Services (PDF, 442KB)

Live Fear Free helpline - 0808 80 10 800

The Live Fear Free Helpline (external website) provides a 24 hour, bilingual information signposting service, to help and guide people with experience of domestic abuse or sexual violence, who are in need of access to services such as advice, emergency support, safety, and knowledge of their rights and options.


You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you're feeling worried, scared, stressed or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

Childline website (external website).

Welsh Women’s Aid (WWA)

WWA is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid Groups situated throughout Wales. Their member groups provide direct services for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.

Welsh Women's Aid (external website).

Local domestic abuse services
Service / AreaPhone number
Aberconwy 01492 872 992
Colwyn 01492 534 705
Glyndŵr 01745 814 494
North Denbighshire 01745 337 104
Victim Support North Wales 0300 30 30 159

Black Association Women Step Out
(BAWSO) 24hr helpline

0800 731 8147
Action on Elder Abuse 08088 088 141
Broken Rainbow (Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender people)
08452 604 460
Men Experiencing Domestic Abuse (MEDA) 01686 610 391
The Dyn Wales / Dyn Cymru Helpline for men 0808 801 0321
Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU) - Conwy (external website) 01492 534 705